Ouch, I am new to the ICD club
About 2-ish months ago I suffered a "cardiac event." Luckily for me, my husband rolled over in bed to make fun of me for making a weird sound. He saw my eyes rolled back in my head and noticed I wasn't breathing. He immediately pulled me onto the floor and started CPR while calling 911. He got me breathing, and luckily I live really close to an excellent heart center. Doctors installed a defibrillator, but we still do not know what caused my ventricular tachycardia. I am 43 years old, vegan, my heart looks squeaky clean, and I have never had a single health complication in my life. This has all been really hard for me. I swing violently from being thrilled to be alive to super frustrated and depressed.
But why does it still physically hurt so bad? I feel like I was making great progress and almost back to my new normal. Then this week the defibrillatior area started to be incredibly sore, and I keep getting sharp twinges at the incision site, and what feels like weird throbs in the lower middle of my chest. Finding a comfortable sleep position is nearly impossible. I feel like when I lay on my back, the ICD pushes against my collar bone. I swear this thing can move and it terrifies me. I am not good at not being ok!
Is this normal?
Does this stop soon?
You know you're wired when...
The meaning of personal computer is taken a step further.
I just had this miracle implanted two weeks ago and Im feeling better.